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Shawn Short, Producing Artistic Director

Chris Holland, MFA, Technical Director

Chris has designed 55 of DDT's 90 dance works in its repertoire. Chris Holland as been working with DDT since 2010. Other companies he has designed for include The Clarice at the University of Maryland, Intersections Festival at Atlas Performing Arts Center, DC Source Festival, Doorway Arts Ensemble, Pinkyswear Productions, Moveius Contemporary Ballet, Taurus Broadhurst Dance, and assisted for the Houston Ballet. Chris is also a resident artist for Landless Theatre in Frederick, and is a Production Manager for Charm City Fringe. He earned his MFA from Purdue University, and his BFA from the University of Kentucky. Upcoming projects include shows with Maryland Ensemble Theatre in Frederick, and Iron Crow Theatre in Baltimore. You can see more of his work at

Chris Holland, MFA

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Who Is Ngoma?

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Ngoma Center for Dance provides a deeper understanding of dance across clutures and social classes. About Ngoma